Saturday, August 18, 2007

Outcast Cinema and Synapse Films Unveil Some 1960s Toei Treats!

Marc Walkow, whom I've mentioned many a time on this blog, is OUTCAST CINEMA.

Taking his vast knowledge of Japanese cinema and large network of people he knows both within the home video world and the Japanese film world, he has started (or should I more correctly say, he's continuing) to produce unique supplementary materials for DVD releases. It turns out that his recent work has been for the boutique home video company SYNAPSE FILMS will have SIX new Toei titles being released over the next NINE months.

On OUTCAST CINEMA's poorly updated blog (sorry Marc, it's the truth) he has just posted a great write-up about the upcoming releases including an exclusive first look at the cover art for the upcoming LEGENDS OF THE POISONOUS SEDUCTRESS (aka. Yoen Doku-fu Den). Check out this link for the skinny.

My lady and I have assisted (in a very small manner) with some Japanese translation and so I have already received our copies of Ishii Teruo's legendary HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN (aka. Kyofu Kikei Ningen) and Nakagawa Nobuo's SNAKE WOMAN'S CURSE (aka. Kaidan Hebi Onna).

I just watched the wonderful DVD of HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN and will post a review soon. Suffice to say, it's a mind-bender of a movie that deserves a watch by anyone who is remotely serious about Japanese film.

(One of the coolest things about this release is the fact that it has a NO REGION ENCODING. This is a wonderful gift by Synapse Films to film fans around the world-- including those in Japan where this film has been unavailable on video and has been limited to the rare midnight screening!)


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